re: Who is the most liked author on - Analysis of top 500 posts VIEW POST


Thank you for the analysis, very cool.

The only thing I would question is:

It seems folks on dev.on are relatively new to programming #beginners.

After analyzing the top 500 posts on, I found that web developers on their early career are the predominant members on

From what I've experienced, because someone adds a #beginners tag does not necessarily mean that they are a beginner but that the content is geared towards beginners.

There are some very experienced developers on here who write exceptional beginner friendly content because they want to help that part of the community.


Agreed! I am not really a beginner (been doing this professionally at some level since 2014), but I use the beginner tag a lot because I like writing beginner friendly content! I think beginner content does well because it appeals to a broader audience -- niche advanced stuff only applies to few people usually!


No doubt there are experienced engineers here and some very in-depth posts that I have read. I should have been more careful with my reasoning. I think I jumped to conclusion too quickly.

Maybe there are some bias from my own experience after reading popular posts and I put it in the post without too much critics.

Would it be fair to say the community if very beginner friendly?

BTW I am totally not an expert in data science or even statistics. I just thought it's kind of fun to play with the metadata.


My interpretation is that more #beginner posts means we can infer from that one data point that there is more beginner friendly content, rather than more beginner members.

In my experience, the beginner-friendly content is accessible to everyone so has the potential to be 'liked' by both experienced and inexperienced members, while the niche and more in-depth content has a more limited audience.

Hope that doesn't sound like I'm splitting hairs, I really enjoyed the article!

I particularly liked the point about using numbers in a post title and whether that correlates to more likes. Interesting stuff :)

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